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CAMVET67 29-03-2013 07:19 PM

Air filter issues
 
Having some issues with hood to carb clearance and was hoping for some help.
Running an oval air cleaner with element top lid ( 15 x 8 x 3 element being 2 inches ) Rear and middle clearances are fine but have hood contact at the front.

Need to get a good 1/2 inch clearance. Does anyone know if 1 inch or possibly 1-1/2 inch KN style oval elements exist???? Not having any luck with Dr google.

In saying that I have cut the lower rim lip off to gain some clearance and adjusted linkages to suit.

No more mods can be done to base, rotating air cleaner solved front clearance only to generate problems laterally.

Can't use round air cleaner due to fuel rail clearance issues.

Finding a smaller height oval element will solve my problem.
Sorry for the essay!

Any advice will be appreciated

BlackoutSteve 29-03-2013 10:33 PM

What intake manifold do you have?
It could be an issue with the amount of angle the carb flange has been machined at.
Most OE is about 4 forward to compensate for the engine tilting to the rear. Some aftermarket manifolds have less or none.
Maybe removing your intake and taking a degree or 2 off might solve your issue with no other consequences..
I've milled my Victor Jnr about 3 as they are zero out of the box.

CAMVET67 30-03-2013 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackoutsteve (Post 120222)
What intake manifold do you have?
It could be an issue with the amount of angle the carb flange has been machined at.
Most OE is about 4 forward to compensate for the engine tilting to the rear. Some aftermarket manifolds have less or none.
Maybe removing your intake and taking a degree or 2 off might solve your issue with no other consequences..
I've milled my Victor Jnr about 3 as they are zero out of the box.

Thanks for your imput Steve,
Have managed to solve my problem by using a 12x8x3 air cleaner and have just enough clearance for a bit of engine play also.

Thanks anyways.


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